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  • Review: 'Lincoln's Greatest Case' by Brian McGinty

    Review: 'Lincoln's Greatest Case' by Brian McGinty
    On the Mississippi River, between Rock Island, Ill., and Davenport, Iowa, a steamboat crashed into the first railroad bridge ever built across the river. The impact caused the boat, known as the Effie Afton, to explode into flames and sink into the river....
  • GOP's new goal: A less-white party

    Republicans are starting to show some color again. The midterm election that swept Republicans into control of both houses of Congress also brought in the party's largest group of black lawmakers since Reconstruction: three. Hey, it's a start. They...
  • Lincoln's civil rights record wasn't so rosy

    Lincoln's civil rights record wasn't so rosy
    In a Jan. 4 op-ed entitled "Embracing civil liberties," Ben Jealous implores the Republican Party to restore itself to a "sincere civil rights advocacy" that dates all the way back to Abraham Lincoln. Mr. Jealous does not distinguish myth from history....
  • Straub brings 50 capitols experience to Oak Park home-schooling program

    Straub brings 50 capitols experience to Oak Park home-schooling program
    It’s one thing to memorize the names of all 50 capitals across the United States. It’s quite another to visit all of the capitol buildings in those cities — a feat that Mickey Straub accomplished two years ago during a whirlwind 44-day...
  • Rauner inauguration events paid for by pro-business interests

    Rauner inauguration events paid for by pro-business interests
    Gov.-elect Bruce Rauner heads to Springfield on Sunday to start his inaugural festivities, a series of events largely paid for by pro-business interests. The Republican campaigned on a theme of shaking up Springfield and railed against the entrenched...
  • Bethlehem's Mark Will-Weber pours details on presidential drinking in new book

    Lyndon B. Johnson loved to drink and drive (and at a high rate of speed) in his Lincoln Continental. Richard Nixon was known to drunk-dial major political figures late at night from the White House. And Franklin D. Roosevelt, while president, once hid...
  • Bob Graham brings own intelligence to torture report

    Bob Graham brings own intelligence to torture report
    No Floridian can discuss the Senate Intelligence Committee report on torture with more credibility than Bob Graham. The two-term governor served three terms in the U.S. Senate, the last as a member of the Intelligence Committee on and after 9/11. Graham...
  • Gen. William T. Sherman's 'March to the Sea,' through the eyes of a Union soldier

    Gen. William T. Sherman's 'March to the Sea,' through the eyes of a Union soldier
    When Gen. William T. Sherman successfully completed his "March to the Sea" 150 years ago this month, he sent President Abraham Lincoln a Christmas greeting like no other. "I beg to present you as a Christmas gift the City of Savannah, with one hundred...
  • Like the Emancipation Proclamation, Obama's order forces democracy

    Like the Emancipation Proclamation, Obama's order forces democracy
    Abraham Lincoln's Emancipation Proclamation provides the foundational precedent for President Obama's executive order on immigrants in the country illegally. Before Lincoln issued his pronouncement in September 1862, congressional majorities had...
  • From the Archives: Why Lincoln set a day for Thanksgiving

    From the Archives: Why Lincoln set a day for Thanksgiving
    Editor's Note: With Thanksgiving upon us, we look back at a 1950 Tribune story reporting the discovery of a letter from editor and advocate Sarah Hale urging President Abraham Lincoln to declare a national Thanksgiving holiday. Six days after Hale wrote...
  • Lincoln's vice-presidential switch changed history

    CHICAGO--The other day I found myself at the famous Abraham Lincoln Bookshop here, talking about my latest effort, a history on the evolution of the American vice presidency. The visit brought to mind a little-discussed Lincoln story in the book that I...